1.13.2009

Morning Greetings

So, I'm sleeping this morning and I hear a little voice. I take my earplug out and open one eye and say "What?" Not a mean what, just a regular what. Yordanos rolls her eyes and says "Nevermind!" So I summon up patience that could only have come from God, and say "I couldn't hear you, I was sleeping." She says "ARE-YOU-AWAKE?" I said "Well, I wasn't until you woke me up." She said "GO-AHEAD-AND-SLEEP-ALL-DAY!" and slams my bedroom door shut, and then slams some more doors. And I thought, Today is going to be a long day.

And, indeed, she finished school and became angry and sullen. I got her to eat lunch, and she was mean to everyone and everything, so I sent her to her room. She's been up there for 2 hours beating up her stuffed animals... actually beating their heads on her bedboard. Then she pitched all the stuffed animals down the stairwell. She finally picked them all up, and so I went up there. I apparently am a catalyst for her anger today, as she glared at me, baited me, and started beating the stuffed animals again when I left.

I'm at a loss today, as I got my period and did not sleep well, and I cannot hardly think. I've called Lee about 10 times to see what to do or try, because my blood pressure rises just seeing her glare at me.

4 comments:

Kate said...

Does this mean than many months from now we are still going to have regressive behavior, with no clear explination and no clear resolution? I had my hopes us that maybe it was just because we came home last month. :) Oh, I can so relate with your day…

Thanks for your honest and open blog. I appreciate it so much and laugh often while reading. Adoption is a crazy journey.

Kate

Yarnsmith said...

I'm afraid so, BUT they come less frequently. Also, once the language fills in, some explanations come. Not always, but sometimes. :) We do the best we can with what we've got!

Chris

Anonymous said...

Why would you even be wearing ear plugs in the first place. Arn't you afraid that the children may really need you and you can't hear a thing

Yarnsmith said...

I'm a very light sleeper usually, and I wear one earplug to be able to get to sleep. I hear the children just fine all night... every time they call... every time they use the bathroom... practically every time they roll over.

I was woken out of a sound sleep by a child who had been purposefully quiet coming down the stairs, and purposefully quiet coming into our bedroom.

You're right, though, obviously I wouldn't wear earplugs to the point where I couldn't hear them. It hasn't been a problem so far. My husband does not wear earplugs and he never hears anything in the night. :) Must be a Mom thing...